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    Home Sweet Auctioned-Off Home

    Looking for, oh, I dunno, a summer McMansion in DeSoto or Frisco? Or a hideout apartment in Garland? Or maybe just a modest homestead in South Dallas? All that and more can be yours, yours and yours beginning next Monday, when Hudson & Marshall start...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 10:15 am
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    Yoo-Hoo, Belo -- the Wall Street Journal Thinks You're Cute. "Attractive," Even.

    Looks like Citigroup's Eileen Furukawa -- who predicted Belo stock hitting $33 if it divorced its operations -- is some kinda Oracle: Today, The Wall Street Journal likewise picks up on her prognostications and suggestifications and leads this story ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 9:42 am
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    We Know Nuuuthink....

    Why Leppert Won: Focused, disciplined campaign concentrated on the candidate, not his opponent Not getting in the mud with the Oakley campaign convinced voters he was the right man to lead City Hall Solid effort in Oak Cliff and South Dallas sea...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 4:47 pm
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    Trammell's Little Girl Goes Both Ways

    ...A small group of influential women who work across the political spectrum raised money for Ed Oakley at a coffee Tuesday at the home of Lucy Billingsley, where Oakley said his polls show him two points ahead... And then I read Tom Leppert's most ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 3:47 pm
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    Celeb Designer Jon Anand Is Wanted in Dallas -- By Law Enforcement Officials

    Last month in the paper version of Unfair Park, Glenna Whitley told the sordid story of celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon, who allegedly promised would-be models from Dallas they were going to show off his tony togs -- right before he sexually ass...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 3:05 pm
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    Dark Ages

    There's a fascinating story about American Airlines and its innovative use of technology in Dallas' Only Daily this weekend. It's nothing short of a "revolution," says writer Terry Maxon. Mechanics are using laptops and "a wireless network that can c...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 2:10 pm
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    Jersey Whirl

    While the San Antonio Spurs polish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in tonight's Game 3 of a series that is slugging along to all-time low viewership, we're reminded that in the NBA the best players aren't always the most popular. Bryant, who this season ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 1:18 pm
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    Schutze Tickles Everything But the Ivories

    If you happen to hear the new anti-Ed Oakley ad on the radio, featuring the guy I wrote about a couple weeks go whose land was almost zoned out from under him by the city council, I want you to know that the rumors are not true: I am not the guy play...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 12:31 pm
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    Dallas, Together We Can Be Grande

    My vision for Dallas? It's a Dallas that's the safest city in America -- a city known for smart business, that puts taxpayers and citizens first. A city where families can shop, see a movie and enjoy a Starbucks in their own neighborhood, regardle...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 11:58 am
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    When Grief Turns to Fury

    A few days after a similar story appeared in Dallas' Only Daily, the Stiles family tells their hometown newspaper, the Naperville Sun in suburban Chicago, that the university's doing nothing to stop drug and alcohol abuse on campus -- or find the kid...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 10:00 am
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    Gosh, Can't They Both Be Mayor?

    Some random mayoral musings this a.m... In the Houston Chronicle this morning, our old pal and colleague Tom Korosec blames all those "Ed Oakley is gay" articles on TIme magazine. He also discovers that Texas Eagle Forum's Cathie Adams and Interdeno...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 12, 2007 @ 9:00 am
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    Ready to Rumble - Dallas entrepreneur pushes his own brand of ultimate fighting

    A few years ago, a Dallas businessman named Buckeye Epstein was invited to an underground fight in an abandoned discotheque in Southern California. He had no idea what he was in for. "There were these Charles Atlas-sized guys at the door, 50 buck...

    by Jesse Hyde on August 16, 2007
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    Big D's Great Roar

    The Godzilla theme of this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards can be interpreted in many ways. Godzilla could represent the growing presence of corporate venues, their monstrous feet crushing everything in sight. Or it could represent the ubiquitou...

    by Robert Wilonsky on August 16, 2007
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    Mirror, Mirror - To see who's behind the bridge collapse, just take a look

    President Bush said last week he doesn't think Congress should raise the gas tax to pay for new bridges until it does something first about all the gas tax money wasted on so-called "earmark" projects--projects that don't meet federal standards but ...

    by Jim Schutze on August 16, 2007
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    Pretty Vacant|When Crime Pays|Ole's Boo-boo|Venom-Spitters

    Pretty Vacant Give Jim Foster a chance: You need to leave the guy alone ("In and Out," by Jim Schutze, August 9). If you were actually trying to inform citizens of what the judge was doing to help Dallas County citizens, he would talk to you. But...

    on August 16, 2007
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    'Roid Rage - Baseball's new k*ng swats one close to home

    My 10-year-old son: Isn't that Barry Bonds? Me: Yep. My 10-year-old son: Didn't he take drugs? Isn't he a cheater? Me: Yep. My 10-year-old son: Then why is everybody cheering for him? Me: Because he...well...Hmm. Hold that thought... ...

    by Richie Whitt on August 16, 2007
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    Taking the Bait

    Taking the bait: Buzz just knows we're going to regret this. Arguing with captious demagogues is always a losing proposition, but goddamn, The Dallas Morning News really outdid itself this week with its story answering the not-burning question: What...

    by Patrick Williams on August 16, 2007
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    Strawberry Fields Never

    Dear Mexican: I had a heated discussion in my van pool with a couple of gringos where they made a comment that immigration (both legal and illegal) needs to stop. I replied jokingly, "Then who will take our orders at McDonald's or work in the fields...

    by Gustavo Arellano on August 16, 2007
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    Is everything more plastic, planned and painful if it happens at Victory Park? Hardcore disclaimer: I don't dig Victory Park. I don't dig the faux planning, I don't dig the faux Times Square, and I don't dig the metal 'n glass look-how-made-we-are f...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 6:50 pm
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    A Little Love for Tom

    Last week, Unfair Park defended Ed Oakley after he falsely claimed to have won the endorsement of the NAACP during a forum in front of a predominantly African-American audience. We really exerted ourselves on that one, particularly since Oakley has a...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 5:27 pm
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